15 Inspiring Movies To Watch On International Women’s Day
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As International Women’s Day approaches on the 8th of March, we understand that your busy schedule may not allow you to attend particular celebratory events. But, let’s be real, Fairies, who doesn’t love to celebrate through a good-old movie? We have gone ahead and rounded up 15 inspiring movies that celebrate the very passion and resilience of independent women – fictional and non! From Meryl Streep’s remarkable performance in Iron Lady, to iconic literary characters, these are our picks!
Erin Brokovich (2000)
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
The story of Coco Chanel’s rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
Iron Lady (2011)
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Little Women (2019)
Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.
Hidden Figures (2016)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
The Help (2011)
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past.
Miss Congeniality (2000)
An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.
The Princess And The Frog (2009)
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Gone With The Wind (1939)
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents’ traditionalism and joins a football team.
Grace Of Monaco (2014)
The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.
The Color Purple (1985)
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Which movie will you be watching on International Women’s Day, Fairies?